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Driving while in’text ’icated

September 15, 2015

Fabian DeSoto , The Paisano Texting while driving is a national epidemic that is quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers. Drivers assume they can handle texting while driving and remain safe, but the numbers say otherwise. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Nat...

San Antonio blocks calls, texting while behind the wheel

January 20, 2015

Robert Pistocchi/ The Paisano San Antonio ordinance 255, a new distracted driving law which prohibits cell phone use while driving, is effective as of Jan. 1. According to Ordinance 255, drivers must use a hands free device, such as Bluetooth, if they want to communicate using a mob...

Editorial: Ban on texting a step in the right direction for safer roads

April 30, 2013

With a vote of 98-47, the Texas House of Representatives recently passed a bill banning texting while driving. Should the bill become law, it would make Texas the 40th state in the U.S. to pass legislation outlawing texting and driving.Gov. Rick Perry has threatened to veto the legislation, claiming,...

Texas driving laws heading for change

April 30, 2013

On April 17, the Texas House of Representatives voted to approve a preliminary ban on texting and driving in the state, which is among the 11 states that do not have such a ban, according to the House Research Organization. The bill would criminalize the typing and reading of text messages with a $100 ma...